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KeepOnSharing: Building an Ethical Social Network with Revenue Sharing

<p>In a bold move set to shake the foundations of the multi-billion-dollar social network industry, the newly launched platform <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing (KOS)</a> is introducing a revolutionary approach that combines the familiarity of social networking with the lucrative aspects of online marketplaces. This innovative platform not only seeks to entertain but also to empower its users economically by offering a revenue-sharing model that rewards them for both creating and consuming content.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the heart of <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing's</a> strategy is its commitment to transforming users from mere viewers into active partners. According to Mikki <span style="color: var(--geeks-body-color);">St. Germain, CEO of </span><a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a><span style="color: var(--geeks-body-color);">, the </span>platform is dedicated to "creating a new ecosystem where users can socialize, share content, buy, and sell products—all while being fairly compensated." Unlike traditional social networks that capitalize on user activity without adequate compensation, KOS recognizes the intrinsic value users bring as both consumers and creators.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>One of the standout features of <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> is its promise to pay users for engaging with the platform—be it through sharing personal interests, uploading fun content, or listing products in the marketplace. This approach not only <span style="color: var(--geeks-body-color);">enhances the user experience by merging the dynamics of conventional social</span></p><p>media networks with the transactional functionality of marketplaces but also <span style="color: var(--geeks-body-color);">offers a seamless method for users to monetize their online presence.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"Imagine being paid every time you or one of your followers scrolled past an ad," Ms. St. Germain envisions,</p><p>highlighting a shift towards recognizing the significant role users play in the advertising revenue model. The platform pledges to redistribute 50% of all revenue back to its users, thereby ensuring that those who contribute to the network's success are duly rewarded. This policy extends not just to content creators with substantial followings but also to everyday users, ensuring that everyone benefits from their engagement and purchases.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In line with its ethical stance, <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> is also committed to user privacy, ensuring that personal data is never sold or shared. The platform allows users to link freely to external websites, other social networks, and marketplaces without any fees, emphasizing user autonomy and respect for privacy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Moreover, the platform is taking corporate social responsibility to the next level with the <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a></p><p>Charity Foundation. This non-profit wing of the company ensures that every transaction on the platform also supports charitable causes, operating with no overhead and committing 100% of proceeds to help those in need.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Maggie Carey, CEO of <a href="http://www.masteritmedia.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">Master It Media</a> and founder of <a href="http://www.painlessposting.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">Painless Posting</a>, a New York-based social media strategist, recognizes the potential impact of <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> on the social media landscape, particularly in addressing the common frustrations faced by users and businesses alike. "Traditional social media platforms have often left users and creators feeling undervalued, while businesses grapple with high advertising</p><p>costs and increasingly complex interfaces," Carey points out. She also notes that although <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> is still in its early stages and may not offer the slick design of more established networks, it introduces a compelling trade-off. "While the platform's layout might not be as polished, it offers a transparency and compensation structure that established networks don't. This can be a significant draw for those who are tired of not seeing the value returned on their engagement and investment."</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> opens its doors to new users. It promises a unique, straightforward, and inclusive approach to social media. By valuing users as true partners and compensating them for their contributions, <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a> is not just launching a platform—it's pioneering a movement towards a more ethical and equitable digital ecosystem where everyone, regardless of their online following, can benefit directly from the value they create.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What you can do with <a href="https://bit.ly/mimkos" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: blue;">KeepOnSharing</a>:</p><p><strong>1. Make a Post (It's free)</strong></p><p>Create a post a request for a service, share an event, sell a product or promote your services and talents.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2. Add Connections</strong></p><p>Invite your network of followers, friends, family and business contacts to join</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>3. Make Offer</strong></p><p>Make an offer to help someone who’s request matches your skills and expertise.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>4. Generate Revenue</strong></p><p>Get paid for fulfilling a request, for sharing content and from your entire network.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means the author may earn a commission if you click through at no additional cost to you.</p>

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State Legislature Restores $2.4 Million for 2-1-1 Helpline Network in NY Budget

<p>New York State Senator Pete&nbsp;Harckham&nbsp;has announced that the State Legislature restored 100% of the $2.4 million funding for the 2-1-1 Helpline New York network in the enacted FY2024-2025 State Budget. Local United Way organizations statewide operate the 2-1-1&nbsp;Helpline network, which ensures that community resources centers can connect individuals with health and human service needs with the right agencies and programs.</p><p>“The 2-1-1 Helpline combines shared services and public-private partnerships to help residents in so many ways, from paying bills and finding caregivers to providing information about disaster relief and pressing concerns,” said&nbsp;Harckham. “It is such an important asset for our local municipalities and state government, in terms of knowing what resources are available to bring certain assistance to our residents. I thank Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and the members of the Westchester legislative delegation for their tremendous support of the 2-1-1 Helpline.”</p><p>The number of inquiries to the statewide 2-1-1 Helpline was up 153% in 2021 over figures from 2019 to over 15 million calls.&nbsp;Harckham, who represents communities in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, has sponsored the bill for putting the helpline funding into the state budget in recent years. He made his announcement during a recent visit to United Way of Westchester and Putnam, which operates the 2-1-1 Hudson Valley community resource center from its White Plains location.&nbsp;</p><p>The increased allocation for the Helpline in the new State Budget will expand 2-1-1’s texting capability statewide, support 2-1-1 activations in areas experiencing a disaster and include 211 in New York State’s emergency plan, which will clarify communications, messaging and activations. The 2-1-1 Helpline New York network matches the legislative appropriation with $5.3 million in local grants, contracts and fees for services agreements, including $1.3 million in local United Way investments.</p><p><strong>Hugh Perry, president of the United Way of New York State</strong>, said, “With $2.4 million state support, we will be able to be a resource for people in need every day of the year, every hour of the day. We will also continue our ongoing efforts to make 2-1-1 easy to use and by those seeking help.”&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Tom Gabriel, president and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam</strong>, said, “Two million<span style="color: rgb(49, 49, 49);">&nbsp;New Yorkers rely upon the 211 Helpline each year during times of disaster or when looking for help with their basic needs.&nbsp;For almost 20 years, the New York State Legislature has recognized the importance of 211 in connecting people to the programs and services that can help them.&nbsp;We are honored that New York State will continue to fund this essential service and thank Senator&nbsp;Harckham&nbsp;and all the Legislators that supported it.”</span></p><p>United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline has nationally certified community resource specialists trained to answer questions and provide referrals for health and human service needs round-the-clock and 365 days a year in 200 languages. For help in the Hudson Valley region, an individual can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211, or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://211hudsonvalley.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">211hudsonvalley.org</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;<span style="color: black;">[Attached photo: State Sen.&nbsp;Harckham&nbsp;with (l-r)&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(49, 49, 49);">Cassandra Rajcumar, Director of Program and Services, 211 Hudson Valley &amp; Long Island Region; Tom Gabriel, President and CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam; and William M. Mooney III, Esq., United Way Board Chair, and Group Director-Senior Vice President at Customers Bank. Credit: Office of State Sen. Pete&nbsp;Harckham&nbsp;/ James Persons]</span></p><p>&nbsp;<em>Pete&nbsp;Harckham&nbsp;represents the 40th Senate District,&nbsp;which includes the towns of Carmel, Kent, Patterson and Southeast, and the village of Brewster in Putnam County; the town of Stony Point in Rockland County; and the city of Peekskill, the towns of Bedford, Cortlandt, Lewisboro, New Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Somers and Yorktown, the town/village of Mount Kisco, and the villages of Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson and Ossining in Westchester County.</em></p>

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Help Assemblyman Slater Help Those In Need In The 94th Assembly District

<p>Help Assemblyman Matt Slater Help Those In Need In The 94th Assembly District</p><p>COLLECTION DATE:Now through MAY 31, 2024</p><p>&nbsp;Help donate feminine hygiene products to those in need throughout the 94th Assembly District Pads&nbsp;</p><p>Items needed include:</p><p>Tampons&nbsp;</p><p>Deodorant</p><p>Shampoo</p><p>Conditioner&nbsp;</p><p>DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: </p><p>TOWN OF YORKTOWN TOWN HALL 363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights&nbsp;</p><p>PUTNAM CAP 121 Main Street, Brewster&nbsp;</p><p>TOWN OF CARMEL TOWN HALL 60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac&nbsp;</p><p>TOWN OF SOUTHEAST TOWN HALL 1360 NY-22, Brewster&nbsp;</p><p>TOWN OF KENT TOWN HALL 25 Sybils Crossing, Carmel Hamlet&nbsp;</p><p>TOWN OF PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN HALL 265 Oscawana Lake Rd, Putnam Valley&nbsp;</p><p>PATTERSON RECREATION 65 Front St, Patterson TOWN OF SOMERS TOWN HALL 335 US-202, Somers&nbsp;</p>

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DEC Announces Reopening of Camp Colby 2024 Summer Camp Season

<h3>Limited&nbsp;Openings Still Available for Female Campers Aged 14-17 at Camp Pack Forest and Rushford&nbsp;</h3><p>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that online registration for the 2024 summer camp program at Camp Colby will open Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. Applications will be submitted through the online registration program available&nbsp;via the&nbsp;<a href="https://dec.ny.gov/things-to-do/summer-camps" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 77, 209);">summer camp website</a>.</p><p>“DEC summer&nbsp;camps&nbsp;feature hands-on programs and activities, getting campers outside&nbsp;in nature and inspiring a lifelong love of&nbsp;the outdoors,”&nbsp;<strong>said DEC Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar.&nbsp;</strong>“New York has a long history of environmental&nbsp;stewardship and our summer camps program, now in its 77th&nbsp;season, is a&nbsp;key part of that history and continues to play an integral role in the protection and appreciation of our environment through safe, fun, and rewarding outdoor experiences.”</p><p>Camp Colby will welcome visitors this season after completion of significant renovations and improvements&nbsp;for the enjoyment and comfort of campers and staff. Upgrades include the complete remodeling the main dining hall and construction of a new modernized kitchen, among other enhancements to cabins,&nbsp;the pavilion, facility bathrooms, sheds, and accessible parking areas.</p><p>DEC Summer Camps offer week-long adventures in conservation education for children ages 11-17. DEC operates four residential camps for children, Camp Colby in Saranac Lake (Franklin County); Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor (Sullivan County); Camp Rushford in Caneadea (Allegany County); and Pack Forest in Warrensburg (Warren County).&nbsp;Registration for Pack Forest and Camp Rushford is currently open with limited spots still available for female campers. Camp DeBruce will remain closed for the 2024 season. The complete schedule of camp weeks and participant age groups is available on the Summer Camps webpage.</p><p>Campers participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities including fishing, bird watching, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering, and hunter safety education. Campers also learn ecological principles about fields, forests, streams, and ponds through engaging activities and outdoor exploration. DEC counselors teach youth conservation techniques used by natural resource professionals, such as measuring trees and estimating wildlife populations, as well as mitigating human impacts on the environment.</p><p>DEC also offers Hunter education (Hunter Safety, Bow Hunter Education, or Trapper Education) for several weeks each summer. Weeks and available sessions can be viewed at the&nbsp;<a href="https://dec.ny.gov/things-to-do/summer-camps/hunter-education" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 77, 209);">Hunter Education at Camp webpage</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Camp Colby, Camp Rushford, and Pack Forest will operate for seven one-week sessions (Sunday to Friday) beginning June 30, 2024. One week of camp&nbsp;is $350 per child for the 2024 season and includes meals and trips. This significant value for a week-long overnight camp is supplemented by assistance from New York State to help make camps and the education benefits they provide affordable for New Yorkers.</p><p>In addition to inviting parents to register their children to participate in the DEC environmental education camp program, sporting clubs, civic groups and environmental organizations are encouraged to sponsor one or more children for a week at camp. Information about&nbsp;<a href="https://dec.ny.gov/things-to-do/summer-camps/sponsoring-youth" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 77, 209);">becoming a sponsor</a>&nbsp;is available on DEC’s website.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information, please visit the DEC’s website at&nbsp;<a href="https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dec.ny.gov%2F&amp;data=05%7C02%7CKellyAnne.Rifenberick%40dec.ny.gov%7Caf1a079fb52e49e700a908dc76a6d45a%7Cf46cb8ea79004d108ceb80e8c1c81ee7%7C0%7C0%7C638515706239629198%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=%2FdvoxyAJmCgndyzCqyatLg57pspS18mQ%2FZQaKZubK%2FM%3D&amp;reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 77, 209);">www.dec.ny.gov</a>, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:EducationCamps@dec.ny.gov" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 77, 209);">EducationCamps@dec.ny.gov</a>, call 518-402-8014, visit “NYS DEC Summer Camps” on Facebook, or write to DEC Camps, 3rd Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York&nbsp;12233-4501.</p><p>(Photo from New York State DEC Camps Facebook Page)</p>

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Carmel Board of Education - Meeting and Budget News

<p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Thursday, May 2, 2024</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;Board of Education Committee Meeting, Carmel High School, Library Lab</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Policy, 5:30 – 7:00p.m.</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">SCHOOL BUDGET NEWS:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">At it's April 24 meeting, the Board of Education adopted a proposed 2024-25 School Year Budget of $141,773,966, which represents a 0.58% increase over the 2023-2024 school year budget. The spending plan represents a $101,399,438 proposed tax levy, which is 0.00% greater than the prior year’s levy.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Proposition #2: The district's $11.8 million Safety &amp; Security Capital Project was adopted by the Board of Education on March 26.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">More info and FAQs about the project can be found&nbsp;</span><a href="https://email-link.parentsquare.com/ls/click?upn=u001.w-2Fv-2FxuFWAzcH-2BzcLTPJcqzQF7oV60OVr2pABuP2-2BdZWbdQTX88-2FEx0o0CeioxvZXkI14eqcYUT03pW87H-2B2C6OboYVtqV0b6sZZJAJvJ2MHWgcxdar2gNgqWHiVL0e7WvaoXDzuEzJlV5Jb74qPxnA-3D-3DjsMU_jERjkghsZPT-2BVspjVfk2SOgCNkgyWKS1rB9HTdpYAH79KipRwR23rPnY7jYxfT3vlIfS1lR5mpOEAzH8d6pI-2FwElFvsIuf8NpFg2quPcNIfNubQa0-2BhHL1EyVW8vumE8FRL-2FFDvq7Ww1rXts4WHMfiZjdiL4fOLKNZxjcWc-2B7e50jTsdZI6np3kg0rdhh6yCjLvvOlmIKhbUR9sndaeKjn0T2gcRAd6Qs8rAT7zmbiEBwar37hTuAv12nDqyclGymHALMGr88vPuGbX5Y7qa1M6qbYtYClWpiMZxcwplgcs-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">here</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Safety &amp; Security Capital Project will require NO INCREASE in your taxes. The project will be funded primarily by state building aid, which covers 60% of eligible expenses. The remainder will be paid for using the local share from debt that is retiring. The result: Due to careful planning and budget implementation, the impact to local taxpayers will be TAX NEUTRAL.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Here is the link to the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://email-link.parentsquare.com/ls/click?upn=u001.sobm8SUczPwbPQoYwjV445RDYRPNuHC3fKwojbEv0Dh-2FbpGbm8fUrI7OzaAzdsmsX-2BNWWM4gp4TqcLp11nW2ubzxb72sPbeO2pcZTZAA-2FH69CdF9iBHr6DtOUkfU-2BInBrx5XvQ9QgLRNh4HvvucZmJYLOU9ZlOwdbXdTYe0EMEcM02roM-2Fbu40iFg8JpTiF5FL-2BTqSU6TheZMhckcGWAbpDVnJfcTTmBBaKIML-2FWcIUpmwi7UkiXubkJEUBI7tuakbC6B6reC0h67BJlmeBkhIHG6ZM4rNojJE1zudodu3DzWSYjed14e5YMA1eI0SP187HoUfCD-2BwR9HqBB5F0peeo-2Bm0AxkOcBHp6lcFx9zmZo35jauWlZZ04ZKcPhoLCWl25owl7BNVxESE5xjjTHxFgafM1b3dvFlzr7XsAc-2FQ-2FQNTHZmeaJ65lOz-2BCaVdCDhuIU1AMuHi59Ek4lOUjF2ocrKvKRpFx9ZUZ5qkEsAtipZK4E6KDticeQsiGbwQNY-2BBlxs3oUbC-2FvTeHXIe116M7lpNRmO6-2BbM-2BGmiapeAz8-3D0GaT_jERjkghsZPT-2BVspjVfk2SOgCNkgyWKS1rB9HTdpYAH79KipRwR23rPnY7jYxfT3vlIfS1lR5mpOEAzH8d6pI-2FwElFvsIuf8NpFg2quPcNIfNubQa0-2BhHL1EyVW8vumE8FRL-2FFDvq7Ww1rXts4WHMflPIrbTGglY46iUjdIQ7AizM-2F-2FXP39fI5KgUUUNXoeF0vE3gRnBRwKob6RDzEXH0zSYM1iSf0GQLx9z8qFXty7y1Z3JpnXV2Mru5PiaMIsKS3Whp7D-2B7tf9utvCy18VKtv8OSx8GBP0-2FtIe7UM5R4TE-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">most recent Budget Presentation</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">, which was April 24.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">All presentations for the 2024-25 School Budget are included on the district website's</span><a href="https://email-link.parentsquare.com/ls/click?upn=u001.w-2Fv-2FxuFWAzcH-2BzcLTPJcqzQF7oV60OVr2pABuP2-2BdZWbdQTX88-2FEx0o0CeioxvZXkI14eqcYUT03pW87H-2B2C6MO6gDRW2bcmrn0RKJwQfXI1g-2BjKcX9wWcKNGeVwvki14Mqv_jERjkghsZPT-2BVspjVfk2SOgCNkgyWKS1rB9HTdpYAH79KipRwR23rPnY7jYxfT3vlIfS1lR5mpOEAzH8d6pI-2FwElFvsIuf8NpFg2quPcNIfNubQa0-2BhHL1EyVW8vumE8FRL-2FFDvq7Ww1rXts4WHMfl206cFGSMZb9zZFWWmKQdonwdNeqj2diZEpyRLdlazVA8-2FIBAPyIKPH-2F5tWfgLnRluRS3ngu3lsiNqLr7uCTlTHPSZvPJlS5DZaze5cw-2FnMdZZwf41cbvn-2Bxi143ed3445xm-2BHmwyhC6lJvNuFvt8k-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">&nbsp;Budget &amp; Audit page</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">All Board of Education meeting videos are archived on the Board of Ed page&nbsp;</span><a href="https://email-link.parentsquare.com/ls/click?upn=u001.e-2BQWcsA14BCsH-2B-2BeXdDAFwbizGgb64hnQULg6UQWC71VCIqdg2tYW-2FBNYpOtQ-2FPxthb8BkCi2AU0IO6wj9htqmQZm6yQwe-2BmRx6Md1Ik67yctlciXQkAIbRbgH5ysiSkycDrj7wgT0BN15Kyks4GjWtpxYDS-2B32Ve-2FfoBAu04YAXz1PCuuk0qEqoTr29Gb4LyBG1_jERjkghsZPT-2BVspjVfk2SOgCNkgyWKS1rB9HTdpYAH79KipRwR23rPnY7jYxfT3vlIfS1lR5mpOEAzH8d6pI-2FwElFvsIuf8NpFg2quPcNIfNubQa0-2BhHL1EyVW8vumE8FRL-2FFDvq7Ww1rXts4WHMfmb8QnL3jQH7Eg3N17nLqlkS0wiT8kCH2EBDyhSQdG1CLYF-2Bq22KZwtInrbfB1bUc6UEEP91adQN8CpwNTHQwcjNkevm6WmxQOs6Rm3lLBAqG9twTHJYCrwVDhJZOW-2BxLlT-2BIP32DgZetCstawuSCt0-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">&nbsp;video archive</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">To see the minutes of the Board of Education meetings, go to the Board Docs library, which can be found on the district website's&nbsp;</span><a href="https://email-link.parentsquare.com/ls/click?upn=u001.w-2Fv-2FxuFWAzcH-2BzcLTPJcqzQF7oV60OVr2pABuP2-2BdZWbdQTX88-2FEx0o0CeioxvZXkI14eqcYUT03pW87H-2B2C6HUuO6q8-2BmWcBYtR-2B-2Fp43cc-3DJZU4_jERjkghsZPT-2BVspjVfk2SOgCNkgyWKS1rB9HTdpYAH79KipRwR23rPnY7jYxfT3vlIfS1lR5mpOEAzH8d6pI-2FwElFvsIuf8NpFg2quPcNIfNubQa0-2BhHL1EyVW8vumE8FRL-2FFDvq7Ww1rXts4WHMfp9YXzJrj4eW4WS2MP8FTAt1bPuy4kVpV8cHxCgSmWwWUh2PxA9LXqA0-2FbPMEOBmtCh1wmUVoeB2gQnWEzywiRBFDhdsoc4zrDjmHzgwcL2NtbAloOzBL53OQ57QMkoB4evZDndsYujlZmCj6w81Rnc-3D" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Board of Education</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;page, under Meeting Agendas and Minutes.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Three candidates will be running for two seats on the Board of Education.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The candidates, in the order they will be on the ballot, are: Melissa Orser, Roshan Bhojwani and John C. Curzio II.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The proposed $141,773,966 2024-25 School Budget Vote, Proposition #2 and the School Board Election will go to the voters on May 21.</span></p>

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Ossining's Hudson Valley Books for Humanity Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Did you know that this Saturday April 27 is Independent Bookstore Day? We’ll be joining more than 1200 bookstores nationwide to celebrate with lots of fun activities and promotions including:</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">- a free preloved book to the first 25 customers in the door on Saturday</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">- triple punches on HBVH frequent shopper cards</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">- a free Hudson Valley Book Trail or Local Vibes tote bag with $75 purchase or more</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">- and a treasure hunt for kids!</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">And of course we’ll have our weekly Read Aloud for kids at 11:30. Come and join us on Saturday for fun and games and giveaways!</span></p><h4>Hudson Valley Books for Humanity</h4><p>67 Central Avenue</p><p>Ossining, NY 10562</p><p><a href="mailto:amy@hvbooksforhumanity.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: initial; color: var(--paragraphLinkColor);">amy@hvbooksforhumanity.com</a></p><p><a href="http://squarespace.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: initial; color: var(--paragraphLinkColor);">(914)847-0773</a>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.hvbooksforhumanity.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.hvbooksforhumanity.com/</a></p><p><br></p>

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Warning Period For School Bus Violations Ends April 28

<p><strong style="color: rgb(115, 115, 115);">The Putnam County Sheriff's Office would like to remind all drivers that the warning period for Bus Patrol violations will end on April 28. After that time, drivers who pass a stopped school bus with the red lights flashing will receive a violation notice in the mail. The fine for the first offense is $250 and increase for subsequent violations. The Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac school districts are participating in this program and already have most of their buses outfitted with the camera systems. Over 300 warning notices were issued since the program began on April 1. Sheriff Kevin McConville says that “the safety of our children is of the utmost importance, and drivers are reminded that they should begin to slow down as they approach a school bus with the yellow lights flashing in anticipation of the bus stopping and children either entering or exiting the bus.”</strong></p>

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